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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
Phone Number: 601-354-7303
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that...

Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with native fishes, reptiles and amphibians, plus more than two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats.

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Great way to spend a couple hours

It was so hot outside, we thought this was a cool way to spend a few hours the displays were well done, varied and very educational. There were videos, hands on displays and first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Goldwingtriker
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so hot outside, we thought this was a cool way to spend a few hours the displays were well done, varied and very educational. There were videos, hands on displays and first person events. The aquarium was particularly interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my boyfriend and sister. We all had fun. The exhibits were interactive and we all had heart attacks in the animals exhibits. They had list of fears and rate computers. The fish exhibits was alsowonderful. We all love learning so it was great.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard about this from some friends, so I decided to give it a try. Well it was great! I'm a history channel out door person anyway. The stuff they have in there is out of this world. I felt like a little kid in the place. It's a great place to take the kids, but becareful withbthe kids.... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

As part of a fun plan for a day with our Grandchildren, we included a trip to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. We have included the Museum in many previous days with our grandchildren over the past decade or so and it never gets old. There is something for all ages and it is always fresh. We will keep... More 

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Meadville, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We went with a group to see the baby dinosaur exhibit and it was excellent. We love the permanent exhibits as well. They have a huge collection of fossils and dinosaur bones from the state. They also have living exhibits with frogs, turtles, fish and even snakes! (kids favorite) They have a lot of taxidermy so you can see local... More 

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Clinton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The museum is decent. It's fairly small but the aquarium section is nice. Traveling exhibits are worth going though. the nature trails are also really nice as long as it isn't too hot.

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Thank Kristine D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great experience for the whole family. I went with my mother and my two daughters (age 4 and 6). We all had a great time. There were so many things to look at and keep the kids attention. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit and can't wait to come back again.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had an afternoon free and visited this museum. Although small compared to the big cities, it was very interesting and full of information. We really enjoyed it and it has a well priced gift shop attached to it as well.

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Helensvale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We paid $5 each to enter, seniors rate. Some very good exhibits, the museum is not large but there is plenty to see. We liked it.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Fun, inexpensive, good price for an afternoon with grandkids. There were a lot of interactive displays and everyone enjoyed the aquariums.

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